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Houston Habitat for Humanity | Annual Report FY2015

Sandra Berrera and her family walking to their family dedication in 2015. She earned her home with the help of KPRC-TV and their partners.

every family should have a home of their own

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Habitat for Humanity is


HOMEBUILDER Children of Homeowners Are

116% Percent more likely to graduate from college compared with children in families who do not own their homes

As of fiscal year 2015, Houston Habitat is one of 8 affiliates in the U.S. that has built over

1,000 New Homes

TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Directors Letter………………………………………………………………………….. 7

A word from our Board Chair ……………………………………………………………………..9

A soure of strength: The Leslie Willliams Story …………………………………………..10

2015 Financial Overview ……………………………………………………………………………..12

Pope François Build Project………………………………………………………………………….14

2015 Donor Directory ………………………………………………………………………………….16

2015 Board and Leadership Staff …………………………………………………………………17

Nick Story …………………………………………………………………………………………………….23

2015 Housing Symposium ……………………………………………………………………………24

Build The Love HHYP Project…………………………………………………………………………25

2016 Board and Leadership Staff ……………………………………………………………….. 25

2015 Women’s Build Project ………………………………………………………………………..26

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every cause needs a great leader 2015 GLOBAL VILLAGE TRIP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

A Word from Our Executive Director Hello Friends, On behalf of the team at Houston Habitat for Humanity, a heartfelt thank you to all who have supported our mission be it through your time, your talent, and/or your treasures. We would not be able to fulfill our vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live” without you. In 2015, we celebrated many successes. Over 175 Habitat Homeowners paid off their mortgages! 2015 was also the year we broke ground on our 1,000th house. With such a memorable milestone, we invited Habitat for Humanity’s first volunteer, Clive Rainey to be our keynote speaker at our Annual Breakfast. Clive’s history with Habitat is very strong. Since 1977, Clive has been a champion for the Habitat mission; he brought the concept of “Sweat Equity” to the organization, a type of partnership that uses a family’s unskilled labor on their house in lieu of a down payment. Today “Sweat Equity” is a key part of every Habitat Build in 80 countries worldwide. Clive later became Habitat’s first Africa Director, and has since “retired” to Guatemala, where he is still engaged in volunteer activities; including supporting Habitat Guatemala and serving with a ministry that rescues homeless children from the streets. As one of 8 out of over 1,300 affiliates that have reached the milestone of building 1,000 homes, Houston Habitat remains committed to partnering with low income homebuyers achieve strength, stability and independence through shelter. Another component of our celebration was an “Affordable Housing Symposium” presented in partnership with the City of Houston. It was great to have a dialogue between community leaders about housing, health and education issues, and where they intersect. The Habitat model of a “hand up, not a hand out” plays a significant role in that sector of our society that often gets missed. So, when we have capable homebuyers who are self-sustaining, opportunities to engage with entrepreneurs – store owners and coffee shop, etc. back into the neighborhoods, it only strengthens the great city we live in. What we are doing with the community puts us right there on the ground; some are new neighborhoods, some are old neighborhoods – where we are working with existing neighbors, and giving support to the entrepreneurs that are already there. And we are working to engage more churches in the community. We built a “Pope Francis House” in tribute to the Pope’s visit to the U.S., and were able to form a rich and lasting relationship with the Archdiocese of Houston – Galveston. Our year did not come without challenges. The Memorial Day Floods and the Halloween Floods in 2015 tested our resources in building and home repair. It slowed our pace, but not our spirit. We continue to build with families that are willing and determined to thrive. Clive Rainey said as he recounted a story of a Habitat Homeowner: “Once I put that hammer in my hand… slowly, surely, I learned to nail the nail, I learned to do the dry wall; I learned to help build my house. And as I was building my house, I was building me…” We continue to pray for low-income families living in a constant state of uncertainty. We pray that the Habitat stories we tell and the mission we share will move people of means to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Thank you for supporting Houston Habitat. Allison Hay Executive Director “Even in success the victory is never finished. Your gift is an investment that never stops earning.” Clive Rainey

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every voice deserves an advocate

A Word from Our Board Chair Dear Friends of Houston Habitat for Humanity— No matter where we are born in this world, I believe that decent shelter is a human right, and it’s much more than just four walls. Home is that place where a family should experience stability, security, joy and pride, growth and sense of community. When we complete construction on a Houston Habitat home and present families with the keys, it is most often the children who cannot hide their delight and gratitude. I am convinced—and statistics have shown—that children who are empowered will have a better shot at success when they have access to a stable home environment. The Habitat mission resonates with me on a personal level. My childhood in rural Mississippi has framed my outlook and given me a sense of rootedness, compassion and purpose. My family was fortunate enough to have a home with partial plumbing. At times, the neighborhood children would come to our home to take a bath because theirs was not equipped with a bathroom. I learned so much about the strength of “home” from this experience. These neighboring homes and farms were managed by simple, hardworking families with limited resources who built each other up. They understood the value in sharing their crops, their labor and the knowledge of working for the greater good. This type of teamwork is empowering and the philosophy of neighbor helping neighbor with “a hand-up” was clearly imprinted upon me. One of my key goals is to provide Habitat homes that have access to nature and green space through a backyard, trails, trees or a community garden. Houston Habitat takes all of this into account in designing homes and planning neighborhoods. Several of our neighborhoods have walking trails, mature trees and woods. As the current Board Chair, my colleagues and I hope to have an instrumental role in the development of Houston Habitat’s 100-acre woods. My long-term objectives include gaining more measurable differences in the areas of community revitalization; greater access to services in our communities; increased opportunities for education and job training programs for our family partners; and greater access to green space for families. The moment that makes it all worth it for me is when I witness a Habitat family who was just handed the keys to their new home. It’s a heartwarming moment to see the delight in the eyes of the children. I believe that every child deserves a pathway to success, and that pathway begins at home. There is nothing quite as noble or honorable as helping a family find not only shelter—but also the joy of home.

Sincerely, Gaynell Drexler, Board Chairperson Houston Habitat for Humanity

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Source of Strength: 11 The story of Lesley Williams “Oh my God, my heart, my mind...My whole body went to totally different place.” Lesley Williams has overcome incredible odds--homelessness, job instability. But the very worst was when her little girl Hannah was struck by cancer. “My daughter had a seizure. She was then diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer.” Her daughter’s now a courageous 5-year cancer survivor. “There were times when Habitat helped me. I was really lost, and I didn’t know what to do.” In 2011, Lesley moved into her Houston Habitat home. Since then, her four kids have had stability and a warm place to call home. “I just really wanted a stable foundation--Thank you, God. Nobody but God.” Lesley said that Habitat has taught her about personal financial management for her long-term success. “I’ve learned how to be a better steward.” Her next big project--building a handicapped bathroom for Hannah. Lesley has a heartfelt sense of knowing the real priorities in life, after enduring the worst thing that could ever happen to a parent. “The big things I want for my family are long life and health, happiness, peace-of-mind, love for yourself and love for others.”

1000 4000 building h o m e s changing lives




2015 Financial Overview REVENUE - GAINS - SUPPORT Homes sales including mortgage discount amortization Restricted contributions


In kind contributions of inventory


Gain on sale of mortgage loans receivable Government Grants


Unrestricted contributions


Restore Sales, net of cost of goods sold and donated inventory expense Other Income


In kind material Contributions


Investment return net, other income and other fees


*for the year ending December 2015

1% 1% 3%


4% 5% 6%





3% 25%

Houston Habitat is one of 1.5 million American charities, and one of only 9% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator to receive a 4-star evaluation for 4 consecutive years. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Houston Habitat for Humanity exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in our area of work. This is the highest possible rating that Charity Navigator extends and indicates that Houston Habitat adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.


Income and Expenditures



EXPENSES Program Services







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Pope Francis Build

POPE FRANCIS HOUSE PROJECT When Sergio immigrated to the United States from El Salvador 20 years ago, he was in pursuit of a better life for himself and his wife, Xenia and their 3 children. He found work as a carpenter, but he could only afford a onebedroom apartment. With apparent drug activity in the area, Sergio realized that he could not raise his children in such and environment. He wanted better for his family. One day he heard a local news story about Houston Habitat, and it was then that he renewed his hope. They attended a Habitat information session, applied for the homeownership program, and were approved. They knew it would not be easy, but this time they looked at their challenges with the faith and optimism that makes the hard work worth the effort. “It’s always been our dream to provide our children a house in which they can feel proud and we can show them their parents work hard to provide them a better life,” Sergio said, who worked on several Habitat houses that would eventually be occupied by friends he would call his neighbors. During the process, an anonymous donor challenged Houston Habitat for Humanity to build a house in honor of Pope Francis, prompting a partnership with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that builds on faith. Together, they deployed over 350 volunteers across 6 weekends to help the “Pope Francis House.” Sergio and e Xenia set about putting in their 300 sweat equity hours to this house as well, not knowing at the time that it would be theirs. Kyle Smith of the Young Catholic Professionals of Houston found the project to be inspirational. "When we put our faith into action, we inevitably grow in love for our neighbor because we make a true gift of ourselves," Kyle said. "Pope Francis has always challenged young adults to share their gifts and talents, to never settle for mediocrity and to walk on a path of holiness." When asked what their favorite part about building their home was, Sergio and Xenia looked at each other and exclaimed, “Everything!” Xenia and Sergio continued, “To put even one nail in our family’s future home was such a blessing. We always wanted a house of our own but never imagined having the opportunity to own a brand new home. Houston Habitat gave us that opportunity.”

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Donors * Donor has given 10 or more years Please note we take every possible effort to publish a complete donors list. Please forgive us if your name was omitted by mistake.

$100,000 or Greater Chevron U.S.A. Inc.* Daikin North America Lowe's Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust

$50,000- $99,999 Anonymous Apache Capital One Services, LLC Dynamo Charities Inc. Employees of Hilcorp Energy Company Houston Bar Association* Houston's First Baptist Church KPRC-TV2 Marathon Oil Corporation MD Anderson Foundation Occidental Petroleum Corporation Phillips 66 Company Patti & Tom Owens Wells Fargo & Company

every gift helps us build a home for a deserving family

$20,000- $49,999

$5,000- $9,999

Aggregate Technologies, Inc. American International Group Anheuser-Busch In Bev Aramco Services Company Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP Briggs Equipment Columbia Pipeline Group ConocoPhillips Company Constellation, an Exelon Company Daniel Measurement and Control Melissa Roberts Goodman George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation LINN Energy, Inc. Neighbors Emergency Centers The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Foundation PCL Industrial Construction Co. SBM Offshore SM Energy Company*

Anonymous Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc. Ronald K. & Kristy R. Crabtree Cynthia C. Denney Alex & Marcia Dennison James Gilligan* William & Carol Holloway Knights of Columbus Council #14700 Sherman & Nicole Lewis The Estate of Homer E. Lightner Pamela J. McGinnis Karen M. McKee Motiva Enterprises LLC Philip & Suzanne Poll Martine & James L. Proctor Rosemount Analytical Inc. Texas Land Advisors-Houston, LLC Wallis State Bank

$10,000- $19,999

$1,000 - $4,999

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc. Community Bank of Texas Gerald Elphingstone* H-E-B Grocery Company LP Hilti North America Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Beth & Jeffery Jacobsen Omron Oilfield & Marine, Inc. The Maximus Foundation Paul V. Messina & Megan Bladen-Blinkoff* Read King, Inc. Schlumberger Technology Corporation The Vivian L. Smith Foundation The Travelers Indemnity Company Turner Construction Company Vaco Houston

Deborah G. Adams* Arup Group Limited Rebecca M. Babcock* Philip A. & Karen P. Beekman* Brigitte Z. Bosarge Rhonda Brewer-Lee W. Kevin & Caroline Campbell Martha D. Carey Wendy Carmichael Champion Energy Services Munish & Bandana Chawla Citigroup Leslie Cobb-Hector Courtyard Houston North/Shenandoah Angela Birch Cox Wendy R. Crawford Benjamin N. Cuadra

2016 Highlight: KPRC Build The KPRC house build was a roaring success, in no small part to the careful and diligent work of our construction crew. Their hard work makes a huge difference in the success and enjoyment of our volunteer experience, and I would like to thank all of them for making the extra effort everyday to complete successful builds. Here are just a few of the many responses we received form the KPRC volunteers on the excellence of our construction crew.

Donors and Sponsors $1,000 - $4,999 Donna K. Daniel Cindy & Doug Davey Glenn E. & Carolee Dewitt Shelbie Dezell Amy Catherine Dinn Dwight A. Dittmar The Dow Chemical Company Stephen & Rebecca Drake Gaynell Floyd Drexler Lindsey M. Duhon Fund Dennis Daniel Dwulet Sarah Eilers Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. Encore Capital Group, Inc. FMC Technologies, Inc. Deborah Ford Joseph F. Frost Mark A. Fuller Douglas F. & Geni R. Garrison* GlaxoSmithKline plc Glenn V. Godkin Gary Godwin Stephen L. Goldberg & Timothy E. Kollatschny Jake Goldstein Michael Gyllenband Hall Attorneys, P.C. Halliburton Company Michael Hawes* Allison & Michael Hay Debra Hayes Michelle Hinton Mr. & Mrs. Gregory M. Hoffman Hoover Slovacek LLP Houston Inter-City Councils & Courts, Knights of Peter Claver Melissa & Ryan Hunzeker Anita Hutchison Barbara & Roberto Iglesias* Veronica Y. Ingram Intel Corporation Rakesh & Anuradha Jaggi Linda Kane Alain Katic Nicholas J. Korwin Leela & Natesan Krishnamurthy William Le Sage*

Phillip A. & Bette J. Leonard Joyce Lindler Brent & Priscilla Lowery Paulette D. Lynch Tano Maenza Matthew Malott Karla A. Medina Metamorphosis Conference Inc. Margaret Mills Chassidy Mitchell Peter Morgan* Cynthia Moulton Sanjay K. & Amishi S. Murthy Sujata Murthy & Thomas J. Speiss III Newpark Resources, Inc. Margaret & Anthony Pagnotta* Geraldine Mabry Paseur Mary B. Pinkelman* Quantum Reservoir Impact LLC Steve Rathweg Family Charitable Fund Raw Impact Motorcycle Club Rice University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter Henry C. Richardson Suzanne H. Riggenbach Catina L. Risper Robert Half International Group Robert N. & Michele Ryan Wendy Sanchez Janis K. Sanders Leslie Ann Schmidt Frank J. Senz Fund Shell Oil Company Foundation Siemens Foundation Richard L. Sitton Jill K. & Ross Sorensen St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP Bruce J. Stewart Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Strake Foundation Stream Realty Partners, LP Beth B. Stump James Sturgeon Dave and Martha Swift Charitable Foundation Kay and Bert Tabor Terracon Foundation Paul B. & Frances Lenora Terry Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association, Inc.


Jim Proctor Chair, Board of Directors

Gaynell Floyd Drexler Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Sherman Lewis Secretary, Board of Directors

John T. DuPree, CPA CFE Treasurer, Board of Directors

W. Kevin Campbell Brian Ching Stephen L. Goldberg Leslie Cobb-Hector Leela Krishnamurthy Pam McGinnis Miles Milton Henry Richardson Bruce Stewart James Sturgeon Hank Tomlinson

Ex-Officio General Counsel Antoinette (Toni) Jackson

Executive Director Allison Hay

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Donors and Sponsors $1,000 - $4,999

$500 - $999

Texas Spring Cypress Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Todd Torczon and Maureen Johnson Charitable Fund Donna & Hank Tomlinson Sonya Troullier Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Walden Wartsila North America, Inc. Randy & Connie Weiss Whitney Bank Laura & Michael Wiley Melinda B. Wineinger Richard Zembek Jeremy J. & Sharon P. Zimmerman* Richard M. & Linda Zoll*

Esther Francis Justin Furnace Calvin Garwood Giveback Homes Richard A. Gould Douglas Stuart Griffith Gene Haddock Alan K. Hadfield* Catherine Hamilton Christina M. & James Henry Rick E. Hessidence-Wall Robert Hichens John W. Hidore Ralph T. Hull Alida & Brad Johnson Mura & Charles Johnson Marguerite Dee Jurilla KBR, Inc. Kean Miller LLP Gloria Keehner Joseph A. & Kathleen B. Klingshirn* William Knight* John Larsen LeClairRyan Foundation Judy J. Lee Andrea Renee Logans Mary Luckey Marathon Oil Political Action Committee Carl Masterson Mary Elizabeth McBeth Mary McKerall Bruce E. McIninch Katherine & Anthony W. McLain Microsoft Corporation Manish Misra William Morey The Judy Moses Fund Loretta Murphy Jennifer L. Naae Mark Tai Nguyen David & Sherri Nock Jodi Nolen Linda Steen Norris & Lee Norris* Cameron Olson Amanda Osgood Paypal Giving Fund Dinesh & Orinda Pejaver Trisha S. Pollard Port City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

$500 - $999 Sharon Abu Muhor James Addison Charles Arnold ASR Mechanical Colleen Banks Pamela J. Batiste* Steve Bolton & Bob Valentine David R. & Lisa Buehring Dominic Camilleri Debra L. Casey Dianna C. Cervantes Peggy L. Clements Club 24 Plus, In Honor of Leela Kristnamurthy Alce J. Cortez* Brent A. Couzens-Schultz & Robert van Lenten Danos Doug D'Arche Karen K. & James S.Davidson, III Bradley B. Dennison Nadya Hudda Dnanani Brian K. Douglas George Dozier William Ronald & Wendy Moll Dudley Vinh X. Duong John & Karen DuPree Karen Eldridge & Thomas Charlton ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Amanda B. Foss

Russell T. & Kathy J. Rudy* Phillip & Christiane Salvador James Schaefer Vernon W. & Josette S. Scrivner Jeff Shealey Eric B. Sheffield Betty Rosignon Smith Jessica Erin Stout Mr. & Mrs. William P. Swenson Ahmed H. Taher Robert N. & Nancy J. Tenczar Gilbert & Brenda Thompson Linda D. Trahan Trustmark National Bank UBS Financial Services Inc. Mary Van Ness John R. Vanderzyl* John Virden Newton E. Ward* Chella Ware Cameron Wieding Denise & Brad Williams Jennifer Wilson Bill Wong*

every donation helps families build strength and independence

“It was a wonderful experience; you help a family obtain a home, learn about construction, stretch your limits, but you also share with others in a positive setting




Donors and Sponsors 100-499 Efren Acosta Edward B. Adams Sudma J. Aguilar Angela Allen Amazon Smile Foundation Bader Anshasi Andree M. Antony Rosaura E. Arango Melanie Arena David Armiger AT&T Services, Inc. Deborah Gayle Atkins Nancy Atlas Tracey Baaset Jean Bacilieri Katherine Bain Baker Hughes Foundation Faye K. Baker Tom & Janice Baranowski Amy Elizabeth Barber Jacquelyn Barish* Freddie Bartels Denise Bates Ralph E. & Yvonne K. Baughman* Dennis A. & Tommie J. Beck Ransom Becker Susan T. Bennett BHP Billiton Ltd. Jason G. Billing Mark Bing Bobette & John Bisbee Roger Bivans Stephanie Blakes John Bloom Gerald C. Bolden* Mayra Bontemps Naomi & Karl Boog Patricia Louise Boros Patrick J. Breen Annette Brewster* Trevor Bryant Judy Budnik Gabrielle Butler Donielle Byrd Tessa Cabello Camillo Properties David Canitz & Bonnie J. Hurliman Carolyn B. Cannon Laurie Carlisle Marie Carlisle

Faye Carroll Ana E. Cazares Navneet Chand Chapelwood United Methodist Church Charming Charlie, LLC Roland Edward Chemali Brian Ching Amechi Chinweze Amanda Coleman Cassye D. Cook Provost Russell Corgey Michael P. Cox Sonya Cravin Barry & Marjorie Hines Cristea Amanda Croix L. Bruce & Gwendolyn H. Currie Robin Curtis Michael Daniel David M. Daniels Wallace E. & Norma Davenport* Joshua P. Davis Justin Davis Yves Delepine Demetria Shenelle Reed-McNeal Wayne & Cindy Dewstow Barbara A. Dickey Pamela F. Doan Ronald H. & Lin Drees* David Duerr & Roberta Apolant* George Milton Dugan Leslie M. Duke Noemi Duran Denise Duvernay EDI International, Inc. Lawrence & Sharon Edwards Dean A. & Constance C. Eicher* Franklin Eldredge Michael Elliot Dayna Ellison Anna Elzner Enterprise Training Solutions Eric Erickson Erin Ermon Harding Erwin Khlefa A. Esaklul Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Beth A. Farouse Brian Fenske James Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Fertitta Allison Ford Fisher Michael R. Fitzgibbons*

Fluor Corporation Angela L. Force Dan Fox Gary & Mary Jo Fox Melissa & Rob Fox David & Leah Freshwater Frontstream Leonard J. & Clarissa S. Fruci Jan Fuerst, MD Dennis Galik Carmela Garcia Julie S. Gartner Sandi J. Gaston Robert B. & Arlyne M. Gibbs* Karen Gibson Cynthia Glenney Kristen Z. Glywasky Sean Golden Avryl N. Gordon Richard Gordon Marcelito Gracia Nina Gralak Jennifer & Josh Gravenor Alexandra N. Gray Clinton Greenwalt James Greenwood III Mary Grace Greenwood* Lisa C. Haines James M. Hammond Kristen T. Hanks Jennifer & Tom Hannigan Laura Hannusch Janet Pignataro Hansen Brenda Hanzl Robert & Allison Harrell* Lyda Hazzard* Denise N. Heather David J. Hebert Phil & Janet Heppard Gwen Herd Ian Herd Cynthia Herzog* Hewlett-Packard Company Regina Hicks Patrick & Marilyn Higgs Marilyn Hilty Yvonne Y. Ho Virginia G. Hodge & Bruce F. Nichols* Charla Hollingsworth Salma Hooshmand Gerald Hoover* Homaira Hosseini Joel D. Howard

Susan K. Hoyer Rob D. Hubbert* Jillian & James Hughes Gwen Hulsey Thomas & Marianne Hurley Preston Dale Hutson H. Joe Irving Antoinette M. "Toni" Jackson* Karen Jacobson Piper Jaffray Adan Jaimes, Jr. Janus Design Group Paul Jefferson Karen Johnson Clariece Johnson-Dooley Allison Danna Jones Cathy Jones Michael & Josephine Shank Jones Christine Jonte Jennifer A. Jordan Jennifer Jouas Martin A. Kaplan Daniel R. Keiser Kevin Keller Sarah Kellogg Samia N. & Kamal G. Khalil Alan Khedairy Kathy Klimpel Alfred Knies Thomas Knode Martha Korn Jerry Alan Kovaly Pamela D. Kowalik Kreindler & Associates James Krueger Adam Courtland Kruse Fred Kunzinger Dennis Kupec David LaDuke Mr. & Mrs. Les J. Landry Robert Larson Stacey Lastovica Elaine L. Lawson Christina Lynnette Lawyer Jamie Leavens Justin Ledford Martha Leff David Lewallen* Michael Lewis John & Linda Linderman Eric & Debbie Lipman

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Donors and Sponsors Todd M. Lonergan Jani Lopez Julia A. Lopiparo Ellen Mariani Lumanauw Doug Luza Walter Lynch LyondellBasell Industries Gang Ma & Qian Zhou James Mabrey Michael J. Maher George & Serena Mammen Kristin M. Marczak Jay Martin Oscar H. Martinez Michele S. Marvins* Alan Charles Mattingly & Lara M. Simpson William A. & Susan Mayer Lisa Mayer Reginald Mayes Lisa McClendon Michael W. McCoy Bill McDonald Melissa McEllin Mike & Sharon McGee Norma McLellan Kurt D. & Britney Meckfessel Carlos Dantes Mejias Christian Menefee Merck & Co. Michael Messerschmidt Jeanette K. Miller Michael Miller George Misoyianis Trey Monsour Betty Morgan Wanda Morris Heather Mueck Melissa A. Munson Samsoedin Nasoetion Mohammed Nasrullah Jeffrey Newport Pete Ng Jenny Nguyen John Ortega Liz Ortega Somer Padilla Page Southerland Page, Inc. Gayle R. Page & Talley N. Denney Sue K. Patrick Bailey Penrose Brent Clark Perry

David Peterman Darla Powell Phillips Kimberly R. Phillips Ben & Kate Plouvier Plymouth United Church U.C.C. Rosemary Podwin Linda Powers Praise Transportation Services Bruno Preaux Elizabeth Preisinger Ted & Sara Prince Amber R. Provence Jessica Raney Devina A. Rankin Harry M. Reasoner Ryan Reed Steve Reed Resurrection Catholic Community Tavisk M. Rhodes Elizabeth A, Richardson

Roger Rider Robert W. Jamail & Monetta Jamail Family Foundation Susan E. Robertson Nathan Rodarte Gabriel Rodriguez Islara Rodriguez Gail B. Rogers Rachel Roosth Dvosha Roscoe Andrea Ross Bruce Ruzinsky Thomas C. & Emily Ryan* Salem Lutheran Church Patricia Sanders* Ann Saterbak & David Ward* Helen & Danny Savitzky Janice Sawyer-Jackson Harold M. Schambach Mr. & Mrs. Craig A. Scharton Mr. & Mrs. Barry Schnapper Michael A. Schoch Douglas Schultz Claudia Scott Hollye Seabolt Cemile Sezer Roberta Shah Austin Lewis Shock Madiha Siddiqui Barrett K. Sides Jim & Valarie Sikes Jim & Shirley K. Silus Larry D. Sloan

Barbara D. Smith Glena Smith Jacqueline Smith Jeffrey Drue Smith Randolph H. Smith James N. Sorgini South Wind Public Adjusters, Inc. Michael John Spalding Mitchell D. Stacy Karen Stallings Rudy Stark Gary & Stacey Stenerson* Dina Stephenson Adorn Strambler Michael E. Strickler Daniel J. Sulak, Jr. Sunshine Fund Alan Swann Justin Switzer Stephen C. Sye Gail F. Taber Sharma Tadepalli Mary E. Takagi Janice Taylor Roberta S. Thames* Mary C. Thayer* Allison Fisseler Thompson Peter K. & Nancy Thompson John Thompson Latosha D. & Bennie N. Thompson Sonja Thornton Camille Tichenor Drew B. Tipton Katherine J. Tipton Roger Townsend Daniel Tristan Margaret & Robert Tucker* Peter D. & Laura B. Turchi Gretchen M. Umbeck Andrew Urie Arlo & Cathy Van Denover Josh Van Maele Carol Vance Gonzalo Vargas Arlene Veach Vijayakumar Vijayan Keith L. & Kathleen C. Vogel Harold & Mary D. Wade Richard A. Wade* Rosemarie Waiand Charles Walker Sharron Wall Connie & John Wallace

Christopher E. Wallen Jillian Walsh LaShonda Washington Harriet & Nathan S. Wasserstrum* James Watson Kimberly Watson Max D. & Sharon L. Weaver Peter Weber Mark & Diane Wege Daron Whisman McAnna Whiteing Joan Whorton Virginia Ellen Wiggins* Keith Wiles Douglas L. Williams & Janice Robertson* Voe Elizabeth Wilson H. Peterson Wolf Richard and Helen Wolf Michael Won Gary L. Wooddell Mia Wright Sharon S. Wyatt David & Karen Yost Andrew J. Young Barbara S. Young Edward T. Young Ray Young Shaneka L. Young John & Stephanie Zaborowski Mark R. Zeidman Zurich American Insurance Company

25-99 Emily Abeln Marianne Abueg Tommy Aleman Peri Alkas Janet M. Allen Megan Altman American Contractors Insurance Group Kathryn E. Anderson Karen J. Andreason Esperanza Arellano Louise & Bob Arena Michelle Arena Meg Banahan Henry R. Barracano Betty Jean Barrientos Abigail Bartlett Asif Bashir

Donors and Sponsors Bruce E. Bass Eddie Bass Barbara L. Bassett William V. & Judith A. Bates Gail Baxter & David Knoll Crystal Jeannine Beisert Corry Bell Sandra Bernard Chris Bertaut Nelson R. Block Matthew Bosch Robert L. & Cynthia L. Bowden Francisco J. & Sara Brana-Mulero Mary E. Brisco Cody F. Britton Randy Broom Marilyn Brown Scott Brown Stacey Brown Kimberly Ann Brusatori Deborah Bryant James Bunch Victoria Burton Patricia Bustamante Lindsay Calvert Rae Venable Calvert Kevin Calvin Jonathan Campbell Debbie Caperton Gwen Carper Christina Carroll Gladis Cavazos Candace Chamberlain Troy Chandler Robert B. Chapman* Albert Charles Angie Cheaney Gene Chew Terrie J. Childers Michael S. Chisholm William G. Christian, Jr Jasmine A. Clark Jackie Clayton Joy Coalson Caroline Cobb Roberto Coello Alfred Colbert Cynthia Nunes Colbert Larry Joe Coleman Robert M. & Sara M. Cornforth Maryalyce Cox Donald Crawford

Megan Dagerman Robert S. Darling Davida K. d'Asserteau The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, In Honor of Ann Owen Donald D. & Janet E. Davis, In Memory of Al Atkinson Ashley De Souza David Dowell Emily A. Drastata Jeffrey Dravis & Evelyn Parks* Jennie & Robert Duffy Ashlee Dunham Scarlett Duplechain Ezequias Duque Eades Family, In Honor of Tammy Roberts Amber Ervin Irene Escobar Julie Evans Keith A. & Barbara Ewing Robin Ferguson

Renea Ferriss Michael Firenza Alicia Flarity Karen Annette Fontenot Amy Forster Rob Fox Elizabeth & Ralph Frankowski* Regina Galassi, Doris F. Ganslen Darcy Garneau Jean Garza Nidia Garza, SVDP Yvonne Garza Antje Gee Mike Giambra Jacqueline Gibson Pamela D. Gibson Maureen Glancy Robert & Dolores Goble* Katherine Gonyea Sandra Gonzales Estella Gonzalez Anita E. Grace Evens Grandoit Eric Grant Ann Patton & Tom Greene Donna P. Grill Frederick Bruce Growcock Tory Gunsolley Sean Haddad Gary Hammett

Margaret Hans Arquella Hargrove Sandra S. Harrington Harris Housing Advisors, LLC Ginger Harris Jessica Harris Crystal Harvey Hasley Scarano, L.L.P. Aweis Hassan Dylana Hattenberger Byronne J. Hearn Louis Hebert Hazel Heddings Ralph Hernandez Robert Herrington Amanda N. Hill Stephen Holler Dorothy A. Holmes Andrew R. Holum* Samuel Hom Susanna Ruth Hooper-Wingfield Becca Howard Gregg Howsmon Andrew Hrycushko William Hyett Constance F. Ikard Rita Irani Jason Johnson Taylor Johnson H. M. & Bobby Jones Donald R. Jones James Joseph Karen Julian Mary & Stephen Kash Philip & Elizabeth Kelly Rajnanda P. & Nandlal Khatri Jeanne & David Koonce Greg Koush Judy La Sorsa Veronica LaDay Chris Lallier Raymond K. & Patricia E. Lamb Daniella D. Landers Bryan Landry Lillian N. Lankford Cindy Lattanzi Lisetta Lavy Joseph K. Leahy Sara M. LeClerc Angela C. Lee Yee L. Lee Demetra L. Liggins Alex Lindio

Andrea M. Little David D. Livingston Alfonso I. Lopez Lynn Lovat J. Patrick Luby Anne-Marie M. Luong Rajiv Madhaven David & Jane T. Malin Sarah Mangrem Randy & Cynthia Marshall Martina G. Garza Cecilia Martinez Michael K. Matula* Kelley McIlhattan Burl McKeel Christianne Melanson Victor Mirontschuk Jennifer Molina Omar Moran Jeremy Moss Robbie Mouton Darla Mueller Ailsa Munro Himal Munsif & S. Elizabeth Abraham Matthew A. Murphy Alan & Elaine Mut Lynn Nance Ashley Naumann Ivory V. & Patricia A. Nelson Nancy O'Brien Aracely Oliva Robert & Kristine L. Ornelas Albert Owens Robin C. Palmer Alan Parker Linda Perez Susan M. Phipps Carr Eugenia Poland Beverly Price Lucy Pyeatt Michael P. Quirino Anna R. Rachmadhadi Lisa Rich Roger Richard Roger Richard Christopher W. Richardson Libby Richardson Melinda Riseden Ruth Robinson Adrian Rodriguez

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Donors and Sponsors Constantino Rodriguez Martha Rodriguez Manuel Romero Charles L. & Carolyn J. Ross Rick Routzon* Michelle J. Sabino Graciela G. Saenz Cherie Schade Jody Schechter Frank H. Schoenfeldt Scott Seltzer Patrick & Katherine O. Sermas Heather Sherrod Eunah Shin Kiem-Lan Sie Silicon Valley Community Foundation William Sloan Jr. David L. Smith Shelley Soong Richard H. & Joan Spaw Richard L. Spencer William Spencer Steven R. Spillette Jeffery Stamy Dolores Stanley Nancy Viola Stephens Adam Stockstiel Brian Stoker Janice S. Strubbe Karen Subieta John Suprum Barbara A. Sykora Germaine J. Tanner, LLC TAS Realty Group Katherine Tiegs Kamlesh Todai Robyn Tompkins TransCanada USA Services, Inc. Anel Valdez Catherine van Zutphen Andres F. Vargas Kevin Vargas Rebecca Vences Ly Vu Frederick Wagner Demetria A. Wallace Jeannine Ward Robert Chester Watson Angie Webster Patrick Welsh Douglas C. & Carolynne White

Hannah Wilde Randolph L. & Catherine G. Wile Charles J. & Lue Ammon Williams Willie D. Williams, Jr. Danna J. Wills Michaelle Wormly Philip Wright Juan Carlos Yaquian Lansing W. & Alice S. Yee B.J. Young & Shelly Harper-Young Alicia R. Zambrano Zions Management Services Company William D. & E. Lorraine Zogg

24 or less Vera Adams & Bruce Race Deanne K. Aldridge, In Honor of James & Shayla Friesen Mark Alvarez Gloria Anguiano Chris Appleby Marlena Astorga Michael Henry Bextermueller Walter C. Black Stuart Boss Daniel M. & Sharon B. Brener Chelsea Bubela Jesus E. Cabrera, SVDP Michael Van Campen Sofia Cano Viridiana Carrion Irene Case Toni Marie Catchings Lawrence D. Clemons Danielle Cooper Reynaldo Ariel Cue Anthanette Elizabeth Darden Jacqui E. Darrah Shannon Davis Mukucha Abedi Dieudonne Courtney Dupree Duane R. & Judy A. Dyckman Michelle Flannigan Ryan Goldman Aristeo Gonzalez Marcus Gonzalez Mark Goodson Garrett Gradney Phillip J. Greely Pauline O. Green Mark & Martha Growdon

James Brunsting Hartle James Hayden Marlene Hernandez Robert Andrew Hess Susan Uguccioni Hiatt Joan Higginbotham Dellaree Jeanette Hogan Ann Jircik Deborah Lynne Johnson Kimberly Jones Pauline Langenkamp Monica Lujano Nan J. MacDaniel Courtney Mahle Rosie Martinez Antoinette McKnight Kalon McMahon William McMurtry Alex Menodza Anthony Mireles Jill Elaine Monecke Robert Moore Tyeshia H. Moshay Phillip Nikolov Emily Ntia Olusola Obitayo Rosa Pena Daniel Prati Gloria M. Ramirez Martinez Jeanette Romo Kassie Schmidt Kimani Sherman Simone I. Green William F. Smith Elaine Suerte Jeremy R. Sullivan Raquel M. Tabor Kathleen Tal David Thang Jacquelyn Torborg Ruby M. Upton Victoria Vargas, SVDP Keshae W. Ezell Larry & Cheryl Walter James Williams III Atwell Williams

Cars for Homes Andrea Birch Erick Blount Sara Carr Jacqueline Charles Mitchel Cheney Geoff Elzner Tract Garcia Michael Hardt Charles Klein Michael Moore Gordon Musgrove James Varley Kenneth Walker

every person deserves a chance at a better life

BEST FRIENDS “A man’s’ soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.” - Charles Doran Meet native Houstonian Nick and his beloved, pup, “Cashmere.” Nick is a young homeowner—just 23 years old and so excited to have his own home. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of being independent and on my own. This is the biggest blessing that’s ever come my way.” Nick’s new home now means he can give his dog Cashmere a good backyard and much better place to play. “I just love him to death. He’s a laid-back and relaxed dog.” For many Habitat first homeowners, getting a pet is one of the first things they set out to do. A new Habitat home gives them the space and backyard to making it an ideal life for a family pet.

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2015 Housing Symposium Houston Habitat partnered with the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department to host the 2015 Affordable Housing Symposium. We were honored to have featured speakers: Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research & Professor of Sociology, Rice University; Neal Rackleff, Director, City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department; and Michael Fienberg, Co-founder, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), & Executive Board Member, KIPP Houston. We also had the pleasure of presenting community leader Reverend Harvey Clemons, Jr., Pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church & Founder of 5th Ward CRC as our Luncheon Keynote Speaker.

The esteemed panel of experts and Rev. Clemons discussed the importance of affordable housing in the Houston and how it positively affects health, education and the whole community. “It is my hope that the fine panelists that spoke planted a seed of change in the way our guests think about communities,” says Allison Hay, Houston Habitat Executive Director, “Affordable housing and great schools are fundamental to invigorating great communities.”

Houston Habitat would like to thank all of our friends and supporters who joined us at this important event, all of our speakers and our partner City of Houston Housing & Community Development for helping us begin the discussion on affordable housing in Houston.



Build the Love HHYP BUILDING ON AN EXPERIENCE It was one pivotal moment that hooked Houston Habitat Young Professional (HHYP) volunteer Chris Bertaut to the Habitat mission.

Chris’s Story

It was at a home walk-through during family dedication for a mom and her kids. “Habitat made her feel empowered to give her family the life they deserved.”

Bertraut is one of approximately 40 young professionals who share a common Thisinterest: pages is make Houston become a better place to live. Housing prices in to help Houston continue to escalate, and it’s making it that much more difficult for lowreserved for nicks income families to rent or buy a home. Houston Habitat offers them a unique opportunity families to put their hard work and effort into owning an affordable story. Our for first HHYP home. HHYP is dedicated to helping them member —and ensuring buildthetoday vibrant diversity of the Houston community.

wasHHYP a success! is not only about improving the Houston community, but it’s also about meeting new people and developing stronger social networks. Some of the benefits

to joining Thanks toHHYP theinclude access to unique social events and leadership opportunities. HHYP is about more than building homes. It’s about building community, generous of friendshipssupport and camaraderie TheBertaut Edward and leads the Houston group of young professionals. He added that the HHYP experience has been an invaluable one. He recalls more about his first Habitat build Helen Oppenheimer and how meaningful it was for him. Foundation, of into a home. The son was just so excited about finally “I remembered9walking





having a space that he didn’t have to share with their other siblings. I honestly don’t

there was a dry eye out of our entire group. It was probably the most Ourthink members spent rewarding experience that day.” Saturday morning hammering away and Houston Habitat for Humanity |Annual Report FY2015 having fun.



2015 Women Build The life changing process for one future Habitat Homeowner began with the help of over 175 women from all over the Greater Houston area. Every day, they came strong, willing to spend their time hammering away to help build this home for Vivian right before her eyes! They erected interior and exterior walls; applied sheathing and installed blue board around the house; cut out windows and doors; began kitchen, bath and closet blocking; raised roof trusses and more! Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers were among those who joined Houston Habitat for Humanity to address the need for affordable housing in the Houston area as part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week; traditionally held the first week of May leading up to Mother’s Day. National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. The week also spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million nationally and provided the support of Lowe’s Heroes, who also conducted how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. More than 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country hosted Women Build events in 2015.

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